BIG TEN:?No. 7 Michigan State 71, ?No. 15 Iowa 69 (OT)
Keith Appling scored 16 points and Michigan State outlasted host Iowa in overtime Tuesday night, handing the Hawkeyes their first home loss of the season.
Matt Costello had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans (19-2, 8-1 Big Ten), who avoided consecutive defeats despite missing injured starters Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson.
Costello’s tip-in with 1:14 left gave Michigan State a 67-64 lead, and Russell Byrd’s 3 with 34 seconds put Michigan State up by six.
Iowa still had a chance to force a second overtime, but Mike Gesell missed a driving layup at the buzzer.
Devyn Marble had 21 points for Iowa (16-5, 5-3), which went without a field goal for the final 10 minutes of regulation and until the final seconds of the 5-minute overtime.
Denzel Valentine finished with 12 points, including a crucial quick layup when the Hawkeyes seemed set for a transition basket. Travis Trice then followed with a 3 to give Michigan State a 51-50 lead.
Iowa later went ahead by six points, but Appling — with his right shooting wrist heavily taped — hit a 3, and a layup and dunk by Costello made it 58-57 Spartans with 4:06 left.
The Hawkeyes had a chance to win in regulation, but Marble missed a runner just before the buzzer.
That was a theme that doomed the Hawkeyes, who didn’t hit a field goal from the 9:56 mark of the second half until Marble’s layup with 6 seconds left in OT.
Aaron White had 10 points for the Hawkeyes, who lost despite hitting 19 more free throws than Michigan State.
TOP 25: ?No. 4 Wichita State 57, ?Loyola of Chicago 45
Cleanthony Early scored 23 points, including 12 of the 21 Wichita State scored in the second half, to help the Shockers stay unbeaten with a victory over visiting Loyola of Chicago.
Wichita State (22-0, 9-0 Missouri Valley Conference) saw a 22-point second-half lead trimmed to nine in the game’s final minutes but hung on to extend school records for winning streak and start to a season. The Shockers shot 23 percent (6-of-26) in the second half.
Freshman Milton Doyle scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half for Loyola (8-13, 3-6).
The Shockers led 36-18 at halftime with the Ramblers 7-of-25 (28 percent) from the field and 1-of-9 (11 percent) from beyond the 3-point line.